we get to the Southerners of the past whom we normally honor and pray for, we
must take a moment to pray for those Southrons who died in the Nashville Christian
school shooting this past Monday. Here
are their names:
addition of the shooter is not an accident.
St Silouan the Athonite (1938), echoing our Lord, stresses that one who
does not love his enemies does not have true love for God, has not acquired the
Grace of the Holy Ghost, and will not find peace:
God grant all of them forgiveness of sins and rest where the righteous repose.
friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family
on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
one may ask: ‘What good does it do to
pray for the departed?’ An answer is
offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
with prayers and hymns for the departed:
of New Orleans’s great jazz musicians.
A. P. (Ambrose Powell) Hill
the best generals serving under Lee.
Both Jackson and Lee called upon him as they stepped into the life
the greatest defender of Southern ways to be born in Dixie.
Albert Sidney Johnston
of Dixie’s leaders during the War, killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
helped the Southern folk-art of shape-note singing to blossom.
you have time, please pray for the South on April 9th, Appomattox
Day, the beginning of our sojourn in captivity.
Do some fasting as well if you can:
The Holy Fathers tell us and show us over and over again that humility
attracts the Grace of God.
of the South’s best writers of novels and short stories.
Wade Hampton III
fine calvary officer in the War; he was chosen to succeed JEB Stuart as the
leader of that department after he was killed in battle. After the war he served his State of South
Carolina in political office. A more
dedicated man to the cause of Southern independence would be hard to find.
lived and fought in Louisiana before and during the turbulent War years and was
buried there after he died.
leader under General Forrest in the War; lost his left arm at the Battle of
Nashville. After the war, he led the
industrial development of Birmingham, Al.
eloquent poet and priest beloved of people across the South.
outstanding 20th century defender of the South and an excellent
writer of poems, non-fiction prose, and ballads.
Memorial Day for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi
wealthy Spanish civil servant who lived in New Orleans during Spanish rule of
Louisiana. He gave very generously to
rebuild the city after the Great Fire of 1788.
Two of his notable benefactions are what would become Charity Hospital
and the St Louis Cathedral in which he is buried.
family man in Tennessee trying to stay neutral in the War. When Yankees murdered two of his sons in cold
blood and mutilated their corpses, he became one of their deadliest enemies as
to celebrate some of the saints of April from the South’s Christian inheritance
of various lands, follow these links on over:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!